an arrest of the passage of impulses through a nerve by means of pressure on the nerve or by injection of an anesthetic into or around the nerve.
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Origin of nerve block
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby nerve block
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British Dictionary definitions for nerve block
induction of anaesthesia in a specific part of the body by injecting a local anaesthetic close to the sensory nerves that supply it
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Medical definitions for nerve block
Interruption of the passage of impulses through a neuron by the injection of alcohol or an anesthetic.
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